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  • Florida man tries to steal car, can’t drive stick shift

    07/19/2019 12:03:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | July 19, 2019 | Staff
    A man was arrested in Florida after sheriff's deputies say he tried to steal a car from an elderly man in Orlando. The reason he was unsuccessful? He didn't appear to know how to drive a stick shift, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The incident occurred Tuesday when an elderly man left his car running with the keys in the ignition while he was putting his walker into the trunk. According to the sheriff's office, a man, later identified as 25-year-old Jaylen Alexander, allegedly attacked the elderly man, slamming the hood of the trunk on his chest and...
  • I’m a Xillennial, Remember me

    07/14/2019 11:39:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/19 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Xillennials as those born between Generation X and Millennials, without the benefit of technology My daughter thinks that the political labels of conservatism and liberalism are now misappropriated on purpose, they do not reflect the reality of ideological intent contained therein. Conservatives believe in the true liberation of people from the enslavement of government while liberals are not really interested in freedom as the term implies, but want to conserve in perpetuity a system that oppresses voters, legal and illegal, based on an euphemistically defined socialist/Marxist indoctrination by the government as the benevolent provider of everything without which life would...
  • Gen Zs are Anxious, Entrepreneurial and Determined to Avoid Their Predecessor's Mistakes

    06/23/2019 6:27:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 13, 2019 | Adam Piore
    Maybe if he'd been born a boomer or a millennial, and grown up with the generational message that you can be whatever you want to be and things will work out, Zack Bauders, 21, would've given more thought to making a living as a professional photographer, like his father. He's certainly got the talent.His work includes a great action shot he snapped of former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynold, mid-stride, his arm cocked for the throw. He also took a moody picture of a nighttime meteor shower over a mountain and a stream, and contributed regularly to local magazines in his...
  • Will bishops look at why millennials are fleeing the church?

    06/23/2019 11:44:16 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 21, 2019 | Lisa Bourne
    <p>June 21, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The US Bishops are wrestling with the mass exodus of a half of a generation from the U.S. Church, one of their Committee heads has said, but while the Bishops appear to be concerned and eager to address the issue, the question remains as to whether they will take an honest and comprehensive look at why this is happening.</p>
  • The US suicide rate is up 33% since 1999

    06/20/2019 5:02:38 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | June 20, 2019 | Jacqueline Howard
    NN)The suicide rate in the United States continues to climb, with a rate in 2017 that was 33% higher than in 1999, new research finds. Suicide rates among people 15 to 64 increased significantly during that period, rising from 10.5 per 100,000 people in 1999 to 14 per 100,000 in 2017, the most recent year with available data, according to annual research published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics on Thursday.
  • Suicide rates among young people reach their highest level since 2000

    06/20/2019 4:26:09 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 18, 2019 | Erika Edwards
    Suicide rates among young people are rising, reaching the highest levels since 2000, a study published Tuesday finds. But most alarming, the researchers said, was a 21 percent rise in boys aged 15-19 dying by suicide in 2017 from the year before. "Previous studies talked more of an increase in female suicide, but what we’re showing is that rates among males are also increasing rapidly," Oren Miron, the study's lead author and a research associate in biomedical informatics at Harvard Medical School, told NBC News.
  • 2019 is final class of millennial college grads. Next stop: The Great American Affordability Crisis.

    06/20/2019 12:36:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/22/2019 | Hillary Hoffower
    Millennials are already aging out of higher education. The class of 2019 is the last of the generation to graduate college. Like many of their generational peers, this year's grads are walking into an affordability crisis for young Americans. It's triggered by several factors, including rising living costs, increasing student debt, and the ongoing fallout of the recession. Multiple studies show that millennials have less purchasing power than previous generations did at the same age. While millennials have benefited from a 67% rise in wages since 1970, according to Student Loan Hero, that increase isn't enough to keep up with...
  • Observations from an Indignant Millennial

    06/19/2019 2:52:18 PM PDT · by Mama Shawna · 41 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 6/19/2019 | Mark Alexander
    Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that even I can see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country. People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they’ve never seen prosperity, and as a result, elect politicians dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism. Why? The answer is this: My generation has ONLY seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn’t live in the Great Depression, or live through two world wars,...
  • I’m a 29-Year-Old With $235k in Student Debt. I’ll Never Pay It Back.

    06/17/2019 11:13:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 347 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 17,2019 | Simon Galperin
    I have $235,000 of student debt. The first $120,000 came with a bachelor’s degree from my state school. Another $70,000 or so came with my master’s degree. The remainder is accrued interest. I would have to begin devoting half of my income to debt payment if I cared to pay it off by 2042. I can’t do that because I make just under $4,000 per month. And that income is a fairly new development in my life. Why would I choose to pay down my debt if it meant I wouldn’t be able to afford basic living expenses? My parents...
  • Why young, left-wing radicals could help re-elect President Trump

    06/15/2019 4:44:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 15, 2019 | 3:19pm | Updated | Mary Kay Linge
    MORE ON: MILLENNIALS More millennials subscribe to video games than traditional paid TV Millennials are actually having better sex than you Affluent millennials ditching New York clearly don't like them Big Apples Nearly 1 in 3 side hustlers need the money just to pay bills “It was traumatizing,” said Juniper, age 19. “It was sort of a personal attack, or at least it felt that way.” “It really is their 9/11,” said Laila, 26. “Not that I’m attempting in any way to equate the loss of so many precious lives to an individual that was elected to office.” Angry and...
  • Socialism, the True Gospel of Greed

    06/12/2019 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 12, 2019 | Ed Feulner
    “Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” That’s from President Donald Trump’s last State of the Union address. I’m sure many people found it as encouraging as I did, especially in light of surveys indicating that socialism is gaining popularity here in the United States. And not just at the fringes. One recent Gallup poll showed 4 out of 10 Americans have a favorable impression of socialism. Almost half—47%—said they would vote for a socialist candidate for president. But don’t despair just yet. The same poll also revealed that almost 2 out of every...
  • Why Targeting Millennial Consumers Might Not Be Such a Hot Idea After All

    06/12/2019 12:59:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    ADWEEK ^ | June 11,2019 | By Robert Klara
    A growing body of evidence shows why Gen Y consumers aren't ideal: because many of them are broke But a troublesome detail has been persistently overlooked over the last decade of wooing this crowd: Millennials—many of them, anyway—are strapped for cash. That’s one of the takeaways of a brand new study from Deloitte’s Center for Consumer Insight, which surveyed over 4,000 American consumers to determine their current consuming habits. And when it came to millennials, one statistic stuck out: Since 1996, the average net worth of consumers under 35 has dropped by 35%. The problem, Abramson believes, is that brands...
  • The Growing Crop of Millennial GOP Donors

    06/12/2019 5:11:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | June 11, 2019 | Fritz Brogan
    The future of the GOP is bright and the conservative movement is growing by leaps and bounds. This week, hundreds of conservative young professionals from across the country will gather in New York at Mavericks Conference 2019 to hear from and engage with top leaders in business and government on a variety of topics, such as innovation, technology, and the 2020 election. More specifically, these young professional conservatives- all of whom work in a variety of industries and are under forty years old - will discuss what they can do to help elect like-minded local, federal and state-wide candidates in...
  • Millennial dads are not lazy. They are indoctrinated

    06/08/2019 8:31:46 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 97 replies
    Here is an interesting news item, right out of progressive ideology. I wanted to highlight this because the role of expertise has been, in my experience, one of the most misunderstood aspects of progressivism. Millennial dads have pathetic DIY skills compared to baby boomersIn this story, the "shocking" statistics are reported: Many millennial dads reported not owning a cordless drill (46%), a stepladder (49%), a set of screwdrivers (38%) or even a hammer (32 percent) — an item owned by 93% of boomer dads. Why the decline in DIY? Now this article tries to chalk it up to increases in...
  • Roberts: Why the GOP’s Strategy to Combat the Rise of Socialism Rings Hollow

    06/08/2019 8:21:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 07, 2019 | David Thomas Roberts
    The GOP is figuratively licking their chops, awaiting the new socialists in the Democratic Party to put their socialist extremism on full display for the entire country in the upcoming Democratic presidential debates. A 2018 Gallup Poll indicated Americans aged 18 to 29 are more positive about socialism (51%) than capitalism (45%). And, in the most recent May 2019 Gallup Poll, more than four in ten Americans believe socialism would be good for the country. Has the GOP forgotten that the avowed socialist Bernie Sanders won 23 states and 19 million-plus votes in the primary? Could that result be a...
  • America’s ‘toxic’ societal problems are crippling millennials

    06/07/2019 11:21:36 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 6, 2019 | New York Post
    Millennials are a mirror that reflect many of society’s problems — or so claims a new report from researchers at Stanford University and other institutions. The report, published Thursday, examines everything from suicide rates to health to homeownership among millennials in their 20s and 30s. “Millennials are the first generation to experience in a full-throttled way the social and economic problems of our time,” said sociology professor David Grusky, director of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. “These problems are steam-rolling a generation in a special way because they are bearing the brunt of factors like high inequality, declining...
  • Millennial dads have pathetic handyman skills compared to baby boomers

    06/07/2019 11:19:45 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 89 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 6, 2019 | Tyler Schmall
    Are dads’ essential DIY skills in decline? According to new research, millennial dads are less capable than their own dads when it comes to everyday DIY fixes, preferring to rely on professional help instead. A new poll of 1,000 millennial dads and 1,000 baby boomer dads found that when a DIY task needs to be done at home, more than half of millennials prefer to call a professional. And when it comes to emergency “handiness” scenarios, millennial dads fall short in almost every category.
  • American millennials have an average net worth of $8,000 — and it's part of a bigger financial ...

    05/31/2019 1:59:23 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/31/2019 | Hillary Hoffower
    FULL TITLE:American millennials have an average net worth of $8,000 — and it's part of a bigger financial problem the generation is facing American millennials are financially worse for the wear. They have an average net worth of less than $8,000, reported Abha Bhattarai for The Washington Post, citing a new Deloitte study. According to the study, the net worth of Americans ages 18 to 35 has decreased by 34% since 1996, making them "dramatically financially worse off" than older generations, Business Insider's Kate Taylor reported.These findings underscore previous research indicating that millennials are financially behind.
  • A Random Encounter In A Diner On Memorial Day Shows Exactly Where America Is Heading…

    05/29/2019 3:14:40 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 66 replies
    iwb ^ | 5/28/19 | Michael Snyder
    In this article I am going to share with you a perfect example of why so many people believe that there is so little hope for the future of America. The young adults of today are going to be the leaders of tomorrow, and generally speaking the young adults of today are not in good shape. Survey after survey has shown that Millennials reject traditional American values more than any other generation that has come before them by a very wide margin. They are selfish, rude, arrogant, boastful, proud, disrespectful, ungrateful, undisciplined, slothful and completely obsessed with themselves. In fact,...
  • Biden and the Millennials

    05/23/2019 6:02:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American ^ | May 23, 2019 | Taylor Lewis
    Joe Biden may give Donald Trump a run for his money in the race for irreverence.  Trump slaughters sacred cows of propriety like a walleyed abattoir worker with a bolt gun.  But gaffe-prone Biden once again proved that savoir-faire isn't his strong suit, and it may cost him a key Democratic Party demographic. No, I'm not referring to his blue joke about being a politically apathetic college jock, when he and his rakish peers had only two concerns: "jobs and panty raids."  That comment may leave #MeToo adherents miffed, but it's endearing enough to make the Scranton-born V.P. competitive in Pennsylvania. The quip...